I've learned pom pom technique from my Grandma when I was only 4 years old. I've never modified the technique, because it works and it is very sentimental to me. Now, I am teaching my little daughter how to make things and I hope this little project with how-to's could be helpful for you as well. Take it away
Yarn (In my project, I am using 99 cents Store find â€“ white yarn)
2 black chenille stems
2 wiggle eyes
Black Felt (you donâ€™t need a lot, so any leftovers are welcome)
Felt Paint in Red
Costume and Mask Glue
You will need to trace two larger circles on a cardboard, of if the cardboard allows you to folded in a half, then fold it and trace only one.
As you can see I am using a regular glass
Now, in the middle of the larger circle, youâ€™ll need to trace a smaller circle
I am using a bottle water cap
When you are done tracing - it should look like that.
Cut the donut shapes out. Youâ€™ll get two pieces looking like that.
Wrap it up! Put two cardvoard pieces together. Starting from the outside edge and going in and around, start wrapping the donut by using long pieces of yarn. It is a lengthy part of the project, so pick a good movie or show on TV and take it away!
When the middle opening of the donut will become very small insert two chenille stems
continue wrapping the yarn (using large craft needle, in order to go through the center) until the center is completely covered.
Let the magic begin! You need to start cutting along the outside edge in order to get to the cardboard.
As soon as youâ€™ve been able to expose some of the cardboard, insert your scissors between two pieces and keep cutting along the outside edge.
When you are done it should look like this
Tie the middle part very tightly in order to hold your pom pom together.
Remove the cardboard pieces
My favorite part - get the fruit of your laborïŠ
Bend chenille stems in order to create any shape of legs that you may likeïŠ
Letâ€™s make a head.
I am using leftover piece of black felt . Folded in a half, it measures about 2â€
Cut the pear shape.
Glue two pieces together and set aside to dry
Letâ€™s make ears.
In my case, I am using leftover piece of felt.
I cut out two pieces 1 Â¼â€ long and Â¾â€ wide in a leaf like pattern, with wider base.
Apply a small drop of glue to the center of the wide base.
Press them together by using alligator clips and set aside to dry.
Letâ€™s play with eyes.
It is amazing how many face expressions you can create by moving eyes around. Have fun!
After you have settled on a certain face expression, glue wiggle eyes to the head and set aside to dry.
Letâ€™s work on hair style
Using white yarn, Iâ€™ve created few loops around the forehead, secure each loop with a tight knot.
Cut each loop in the middle.
Fluff it up and trim side pieces in order to get nice rounded look.
Glue ears to the head.
Letâ€™s draw a mouth.
My paint was very thick, so Iâ€™ve put a little drop
and then using a tooth pick created pillow lipsïŠ with adorable smile.
Attach head to the body.
Put a generous amount of glue where the head you think should be and press them together. Let the glue dry.
Here is your new fuzzy friend!